Horns Up for March 5: Longhorns contribute Eleven films to SXSW


Eleven film projects by UT students, faculty and alumni will be featured at this year’s South By Southwest Film Conference and Music Festival, a notable achievement considering the high number of submissions that the festival received. According to The Daily Texan, there were 5,716 film submissions for the 133 feature film and 110 short film spots this year — making admission into the 2014 festival even more competitive than last year. Although interest in the film component of SXSW is often more industry-based than fan-based, the exposure can help students with future employment opportunities or gain their projects prestige.